The Auction Beneficiaries

The mandate of The Cape Wine Auction Trust is to raise money for education in the South African wine lands. The charities currently aligned with the Auction are:

Aitsa! After Care Centres

Improve the quality of the lives of the children in the Dwarsriver Valley area by providing them with safe, stimulating and nurturing environments and programmes in the afternoons after school.

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Anna Foundation

Assisting disadvantaged schools and communities by providing academic, social and environmental support, as well as equipping children with skills for lifelong learning. We recognise each child as unique and aim to support the holistic development of the child through education (literacy, numeracy, remedial and reading programmes), physical development (sports) and the teaching of life skills through drama games. We also train rural women to implement our programmes (skills development).

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The Click Foundation

Innovating and testing non-conventional, technology-based solutions that have the potential to scale and meaningfully impact education for individuals. The focus is online foundation phase literacy programmes, as well as implementation, training and management of the programmes in primary schools.

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Columba Leadership

Founded in 2009, our vision is to instil a sense of grit, purpose, determination and 21st century skills, into large numbers of young leaders through our unique peer-on-peer leadership model. This is with the goal of them becoming self-motivated, work-ready and highly employable.

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Community Keepers

School-based mental health and social services to children, delivered by a team of psychologists, counsellors and social workers. Range of psycho-social services, including assessments, counselling and therapy to children; life skills sessions with children; support and development programmes with teachers and parents. All with the aim of empowering children to excel at school and beyond.

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Creating, implementing, and sharing innovative, evidence-based methodology, educational practices and resources, with the core focus on numeracy, literacy, technology and design thinking. Supporting teachers and learners in the use of technology and blended learning in the classroom.

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Hemel en Aarde Community Project

Two Pre-Schools assisting to provide education and much needed nutrition to youngsters who live in the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Agricultural Community. It also includes a sports and community centre providing the local community with a facility to get together in a healthy, positive way on weekends – also home to The Black Birds – the Hemel-en-Aarde farm workers’ fierce rugby team!

Hope Through Action Foundation: Score @ Franschhoek & Mbekweni

Hope Through Action uses sport to engage with young people and provide them with non-formal education and training in life and leadership skills that supports their ongoing formal education. We work with schools and teachers to ensure our training supports and compliments formal education, delivering our Youth Leads programme and sports training as part of the Life Orientation curriculum. All activities are provided by our partner SCORE.

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Hope Through Action – Nompumelelo Educare Centre

Preparing underprivileged and deprived children under 6 years of age for the challenges of life ahead by providing quality care and education whilst instilling sound personal values.

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International Wine Education Centre

Providing quality wine education and internationally-recognised wine qualifications via the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) based in the UK

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The Kusasa Project

The Kusasa Project educational programme aims to provide a quality Pre-school and Foundation Phase education to disadvantaged children in the Franschhoek Valley. In addition, we seek to enable bright scholars to attend higher-functioning secondary schools and receive after-school academic and life skills support through our programme.

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Love to Give Skills Academy

Offering sustainable livelihoods & enterprise development in Kayamandi; mentoring families and supporting them in areas such as urban agriculture, crafts, community-based business and finding jobs in the formal sector. Many of those supported are seasonal workers in the wine industry with only a few months of reliable income every year.

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The Lunchbox Fund

The Lunchbox Fund is a Non-Profit Organisation that focuses on fostering education via nutrition by providing a daily meal for orphaned and at-risk school children in townships and rural areas of South Africa. Primary Focus: Education Based Nutrition Programs which The Lunchbox Fund has pioneered in Early Childhood Development Centres. The Fund also provides Nutrition Programs to After-School Assistance organisations and Learner Skills Development Programs. Supplementary lunch programmes are given in government schools where the student numbers have outstripped gazetted feeding numbers, as well as to Quintile 4/5 Schools who do not benefit from the government supplied National School Nutrition Programme. The Fund’s Secondary Focus is Female Empowerment through employment.

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Maranatha Trust

Offering sustainable community development through education. This Early Childhood Development centre for farmworkers’ children in the Swartland provides an essential learning space, as well as skills development and employment for local women.

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Partners for Possibility

There is a direct correlation between good school leadership and educational outcomes. Most School Principals in South Africa have not been equipped with the skills & knowledge for their critically important leadership role. Partners for Possibility is specifically designed to address this: Principals are partnered in a co-action and co-learning partnership with Business Leaders who bring their knowledge and skills about change leadership to the school.

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Pebbles Hemel en Aarde Education Project

Quality Early Childhood Development and After School care for children in the Hemel en Aarde Ridge region.

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Pebbles Project

A leading NPO in the field of holistic community development within rural farm worker communities, with a core focus on education.

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Pinotage Youth Development Academy (PYDA)

The goal is to develop talented, previously disadvantaged 18-25 year olds through personal development and wine industry-specific vocational training so that they are able to launch careers that will enable them to sustain their families and contribute to change in their communities.

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Usiko Stellenbosch

Usiko is both an organisation and a programme in South Africa which deals with youth at risk and young people in conflict with the law. Our business is healing youths by taking them through our rites of passage programmes, giving them both the confidence and skills to become leaders in their communities.

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Wine Training South Africa

A wine educational body with a focus on the cellar worker in the South African wine industry, offering Cellar Staff Education (Adult Education) Short Courses as well as Accredited Programmes.

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The amazing schools we support

Constantia Primary School

De Rust Futura Akademie

Joostenberg Primer

Klapmuts Primary

SPARK Lynedoch School @ The Sustainability Institute
Lynedoch, Stellenbosch

Stettyn Primer

Wemmershoek Primary School